The Big Picture has some spectacular photos from the opening of the Beijing Olympics. With over 15,000 performers and a budget that made Water World look like my grad film I think it’s safe to say it was the most amazing Olympic opener to date. The fireworks may have been fake but these photos are 100% real.
Random International’s “Study for Fifteen Points” is a 15-legged kinetic artwork. Tipped with white LED lights, the piece’s movements are an experiment with the minimal amount of information necessary for an animated form to be recognizable as human. More images below and video below!
Photo by @davidg16er
You may remember JR from his silent protest with Darren Aronofsky last year (click here for previous post). This time around the French artist has covered the Louvre’s massive glass pyramid with a black and white rendering of the building behind, creating the effect that the landmark has disappeared. The installation will be messing with selfie-seeking tourists from now until June 27th. More images below!